This policy brief highlights findings from CREATE research in Bangladesh regarding age in grade. These reveal a huge problem with over age pupils in schools in Bangladesh affecting access and attainment. Many children enrol late and/or fail to progress though the grades. These problems are associated with poverty and poor health. This policy brief summarises CREATE Research from Bangladesh and suggests policy recommendations to help solve problems of age in grade incongruence. In is based on the CREATE Pathways to Access monograph: Age in Grade Congruence and Progression in Basic Education in Bangladesh (Hossain, A., 2010).
CREATE Bangladesh Policy Brief 5, 4 pp.